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Postal Address

Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

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What are we learning?+

 

In the Spring term our experience will be Dinosaurs. To introduce the children to the experience we have talked to them about what they would like to learn, therefore this experience is very child led and will be lots of fun.

 

 

Growth Mindset

As a school we believe in each child developing a growth mindset. We believe that an individual’s most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.

 

Science

In Science, we will be learning lots about living things and their environments.

 

PE

In PE, the children will be concentrating on group sports, swimming and gymnastics along with some other sport activities at different times. They will be learning about how to be healthy and the effect exercise has on our bodies.

 

History

In History the children will be learning lots of different historical skills. They will be creating dinosaurs’ timeline, learning about famous people in British history, explore fossils and conducting an excavation.

 

Geography

In Geography the children will be learning about oceans, continents and weather patterns in the UK.

 

Design and Technology

In DT the children will be making mechanisms.

 

IT

In computing the children will be recapping the importance of e-safety.

 

SMSC

In SMSC and PSHE this term the children will continue to learn about our new tree branches and will focus on reaching the ‘inquisitive fox’ branch. Children will take part in activities that help them to become more inquisitive about their learning and their surroundings.

 

English

In English there will continue to be a big focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar. The children will be carrying out weekly writing tasks.

 

Mathematics

In Mathematics we will be carrying out work on number, place value, calculations and mental maths strategies. The children will be continuing to develop their knowledge of the 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

 

Please remember!

PE will sometimes be taught outside and therefore it is imperative that the children have warm clothing in school to be able to do this. Although PE will be taking place on a set afternoon, please ensure that the children have both kits on their pegs in school all week in case the session has to be changed. It is very helpful if your child’s clothing is named!! Please see the class notice boards for confirmation on when each class will be doing PE.

 

Thank you!

We would also like to thank parents for their continued co-operation in developing the children’s independence and coming in to class on their own. We would like to ask for parents to leave their children at the classroom door and not to enter the classroom as the classrooms will become too congested and may cause a Health and Safety issue. We will also need to ensure that every child has a password allocated to them, in case a different person is collecting your child. Please see your child’s teacher to confirm this.

Can we also ask that the children are not encouraged to open any other outside doors as this could pose a safety risk.

 

Homework

During the Spring term, we will no longer by using the homework web. The homework will be based on the children’s SPAG, maths and reading learning. Each child will be issued a revision book in these subjects and set pages will be allocated on a weekly basis. If your child does lose one of these books, we will not reissue one from school funds.

Remember we do have a homework club which you can sign up for.

The homework assignment for this term is the link below.

 

Spellings

Children will also be allocated a set of spelling each weeks and be tested on these once a week. We also test whether the children understand the words they are expected to spell and encourage them to use these words in sentences.

 

Reading

We would like to encourage the children to be reading frequently at home, it is very important that your child can not only read fluently but also understand what they have read. Please ensure that your child is not rushing through their books and fully understand them before changing them in the library. You can change your children’s books any day after school in the library. Please note that we will notify you when your child should move up to the next colour band.

Please remember to bring your children’s reading books in every day as reading diaries will be checked regularly.

 

Learning Experience and Events

In addition to our planned curriculum there will be additional special days and events taking place, notification of this will be sent to you in separate letters.

 

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How can you help?+

There are lots of exciting ways that you can help your child at home with their key skills.  This page contains some useful ideas and website links.

READING

So that your child maintains good progress in reading, we strongly encourage regular reading activities take place at home. Children enjoy being read to and with, so please make time in your busy schedules to help your child.

*  We are trying out our new book changing scheme, get involved and encourage your child to pick books from their box level which interest them.

* Listen to your child read as often as possible. Support them, praise great reading and help them further by asking questions about what they have read.

*  You reading to your child would be another valuable opportunity. By sharing a variety of texts and demonstrating your love of reading it will interest your child. You could also play audio stories for them to listen to or show story videos. The internet contains a selection of these e.g. Julia Donaldson Stories  and  Story Line Online . Explore youtube for more!

Please record in their reading diaries whenever reading at home takes place. It is important that children have their reading diaries and books at school every day.

 

SPELLINGS

This document has a fantastic selection of activity ideas which you can use to help engage your child with their weekly spellings. Frequent practise of the high frequency words which you recieved in the parent pack would also benefit from using these activities:

Fun spelling activity ideas!

PHONICS

This video shows how to pronounce all the sounds your child will need to know for phonics:

Sounds Video

These phonics mats show some of the sounds your child has been learning, lots of word games linked to these sounds would benefit their learning:

Phase 2 Phonics Sound Chart

Phase 3 Phonics Sound Chart

Phase 5 Phonics Sound Chart

Check out some of these phonics game websites by clicking on the links:

 

 


  

Youtube provides lots of additional phonics songs and videos to support the learning of different sounds and reading and writing of words for each sound.

 

 

LITERACY GAME WEBSITES

 

 

 

MATHS GAME WEBSITES

 

 

TIMESTABLES

Knowing and undertstanding how to count in 2s,5s and 10s is an important skill, therefore lots of practise and reciting of counting up in multiples would benefit your child. The 2s 5s and 10s timestables are the next hugely important skills for your child to learn.

Here are a variety of video links to support timestable development:

2 times tables videos     5 times tables videos       10 times tables videos

Plus click here for lots of fun timestable games:

   Times table games       More times table games 

Once they are confident try testing your child timestables out of order. 

Also check out the following links for other learning websites:

Please use the login details below to get accesss to the Busy Things website:

Username: home5826

Password: peartree

Information for Parents+

Information for parents: leaflet and video launched

The DfE have published a leaflet and short video for parents about 2018 assessments at key stages 1 and 2.

Go to:

National curriculum tests for key stages 1 and 2: information for parents

Letters Home

Mulberry Letters

Whole School Letters